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Industry Insights Designed to Help You Lead Digital Transformation

With Info-Tech's Industry Roundtables & Benchmarking, you will never again wonder "what are my peers doing?", "how do I compare?", or "what should I be doing?".

Industry Insights & Best Practices

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  • Industry-Specific Research
  • Reference Architectures
  • Industry Trends
  • Top Technologies

Monthly Peer Roundtables

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  • Monthly Executive Collaboration
  • Peer-to-Peer Knowledge Sharing
  • High-Impact Discussion Topics

Industry-Specific Advisory Services

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  • Digital Transformation
  • Linking Business & IT Value Maps
  • Advisory Assistance to Help You Build Your IT Strategy
  • Peer Benchmarking

Executive Roundtable Events

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Industry Roundtable Events

The Industry Roundtable Events are sessions hosted each month for 8 to 15 industry peers to discuss the most pressing topics impacting IT departments in their industry and share their experiences. Each session is facilitated by an industry analyst and supported by our tailored research.

Click an experience track to learn more about the research, Roundtables, and action plan for each topic.

Deep Insights Tailored to Your Industry

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Business-Aligned IT Strategy

Understand the capabilities and focus areas required to meet your industry’s needs and enable value creation.

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Top Industry
Trends

Identify resource, process, and environmental trends impacting your industry. Implement strategies to mitigate specific risks and take advantage of all relevant opportunities.

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Industry
Benchmarking

Reveal the true state of your IT services, processes, spend, and staffing levels to align your priorities and resources.

Benefit from peer data to get a reference point for how well you stack up.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection

Arm yourself with everything you need to provide the right solutions to meet the needs of your business stakeholders.

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Business-Aligned IT Strategy


Strategy Alignment
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Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template

  • Once you’ve completed the IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook, it’s time to pull it all together and share with your organization’s leadership team.
  • Use the Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing Industry Impacts on IT Strategy: Senior Management Presentation Template to highlight the key findings from the business-aligned analysis you’ve done.
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Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook

  • With input from our research and analysts and your peers, identify new or updated initiatives for your IT strategy.
  • Working with our team, update your IT Strategy Initiatives Workbook.
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Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing Business-Aligned IT Strategy

  • Learn about the ecosystem factors that are impacting the non-durable manufacturing industry and how your IT team is set from a PESTLE and SWOT perspective, with expert insights and takeaways to update your IT strategy.

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Top Industry Trends


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Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing Shifting Demographics and Sustainability Report

  • Market changes are creating new consumer trends and forcing companies to re-think their entire supply chain
  • Learn about how shifting demographics affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing Attracting and Retaining Talent Report

  • In non-durable manufacturing, there is a need to re-train personal or attract a different type of talent that is often hard to find.
  • Learn about how Attracting and Retaining Talent affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.
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Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing Digitization Through Advanced Analytics Report

  • Advanced analytics can sustain data-driven decisions and will be key for organizations to remain viable.
  • Learn about how advanced analytics affects both your organization and IT specifically, including challenges and opportunities, with expert assistance.

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Industry Benchmarking


Peer Benchmarking
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Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing IT Staffing Benchmarking Report

  • Many IT departments are already running lean, struggling to keep pace with never-ending demands from the business to be a reliable operator and effective partner, all while finding time and resources to be innovative.
  • Manufacturing environments tend to have very low staff turnover. While this appears to be a positive on the surface, it can be a sign of stagnation and failure to bring in new skills.
  • By taking the IT Staffing Diagnostic and participating in our unique IT Spend Benchmarking, you will gain critical insights to position your IT team to be more strategic.
Peer Benchmarking
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Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing IT Stakeholder Satisfaction Benchmarking Report

  • IT leadership needs to understand where their clients are unsatisfied with the quality of service they are receiving from IT.
  • IT and OT departments need to develop closer governance models and share knowledge to leverage the benefits of many of the new technologies emerging in the sector.
  • Understand important focus areas to address and insights into how your team compares with other non-durable goods manufacturing IT organizations.

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Core Industry Technologies & Software Selection


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Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing Business Analytics Report

  • As technology lowers barriers to entry, organizations are adopting business analytics to cope with the increased competition.
  • Learn about what business analytics are, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space. Understand how these can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing Talent Management Technology Report

  • A talent management system looks at the complete spectrum, from employer, to employee, to job dynamics.
  • Learn about what talent management technology is, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how it can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.
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Non-Durable Goods Manufacturing Execution Systems Report

  • The implementation of manufacturing executive systems adds a new level of visibility to the shop floor and overall equipment utilization.
  • Learn about what manufacturing execution systems are, the state of the market, key features and functions, and leading vendors in the space in order to understand how they can transform your IT strategy and ability to deliver.

Latest Non-Durable Goods Notes

Short, tailored research notes aimed at providing you with timely insights, relevant to your industry. Hot off the press, these notes will be published regularly and pair great with your morning coffee.

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Manufacturing – The Essential Ten-Step Guide: Building and Communicating Your CIO Strategy for COVID-19

Date published

April 22, 2020

Author:
  • Roberto Eberhardt

​CIOs in Manufacturing will play a critical role during the COVID-19 crisis. This is an opportunity to shine. Use this plan to help you build and communicate a clear strategy for the next 90 days, allowing you to demonstrate both leadership and technology capability. ​

Manufacturing: Next Steps From the CIO COVID-19 Strategy Webinar

Date published

April 22, 2020

Author:
  • Roberto Eberhardt

The CIO will play a critical role across this crisis, and it is an opportunity to shine. This is a key time for CIOs to demonstrate leadership and technology capability. Manufacturing organizations will look to IT for a clear technology strategy to support recovery efforts and readiness for the next crisis.

Manufacturing: Advice From the COVID-19 Roundtable

Date published

April 9, 2020

Authors:
  • Roberto Eberhardt

  • Gleb Lisikh

On March 24, 2020, Info-Tech’s industry practice hosted a Manufacturing Industry Roundtable with the specific focus of identifying the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic is having in the industry. This is a summary of the roundtable discussions around three key issues.

Discussion Summary: Info-Tech LIVE Las Vegas Manufacturing Industry Roundtable

Date published

December 19, 2019

Authors:
  • Roberto Eberhardt

  • Jennifer Perrier

Info-Tech’s Industry Roundtable for Manufacturing generated real-life insight about the key issues facing your peers in this particular space and what IT leaders are trying to do to address them related to Industry 4.0. Relate their insights to your own situation, extract the lessons and advice that make sense to you, and take steps to optimize IT in Manufacturing.

Info-Tech’s Virtual Industry Roundtable for Manufacturing: What Your Peers Had to Say

Date published

November 21, 2019

Authors:
  • Roberto Eberhardt

  • Jennifer Perrier

Info-Tech’s Virtual Industry Roundtables for Manufacturing generated real-life insight about the key issues facing your peers in the space and what IT leaders are trying to do to address them. Relate their insights to your own situation, extract the lessons and advice that make sense to you, and take steps to optimize IT in Manufacturing.

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